The T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society’s commitment to preserving our natural heritage traces its roots back to the night of March 11, 1902. That night T. Gilbert Pearson spoke in Greensboro against the slaughter of egrets and herons for the millinery trade. At the end of his speech, 148 people signed up to form the Audubon Society of North Carolina.
Today the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society is an advocate for local environmental issues, and provides grassroots support for the initiatives of the North Carolina and the National Audubon Societies. Thanks to Pearson and the Audubon Society, egrets and herons were saved, but profound threats remain to wildlife and the environment.
More than ever we need your voice to speak out to protect endangered species, conserve wildlife habitat, and to fight global warming and support positive energy solutions.